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The Resource Moccasin Square Gardens : short stories, Richard Van Camp

Moccasin Square Gardens : short stories, Richard Van Camp

Label
Moccasin Square Gardens : short stories
Title
Moccasin Square Gardens
Title remainder
short stories
Statement of responsibility
Richard Van Camp
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The characters of Moccasin Square Gardens inhabit Denendeh, the land of the people north of the sixtieth parallel. These stories are filled with in-laws, outlaws and common-laws. Get ready for illegal wrestling moves ("The Camel Clutch"), pinky promises, a doctored casino, extraterrestrials or "Sky People, " love, lust and prayers for peace. While this is Van Camp's most hilarious short story collection, it's also haunted by the lurking presence of the Wheetago, human-devouring monsters of legend that have returned due to global warming and the greed of humanity. The stories in Moccasin Square Gardens show that medicine power always comes with a price. To counteract this darkness, Van Camp weaves a funny and loving portrayal of the Tچۆڌchۆo Dene and other communities of the North, drawing from oral history techniques to perfectly capture the character and texture of everyday small-town life. "Moccasin Square Gardens" is the nickname of a dance hall in the town of Fort Smith that serves as a meeting place for a small but diverse community. In the same way, the collection functions as a meeting place for an assortment of characters, from shamans and time-travelling goddess warriors to pop-culture-obsessed pencil pushers, to con artists, archivists and men who just need to grow up, all seeking some form of connection."--
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Issued also in electronic format.
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Provided by publisher
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NLC
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Van Camp, Richard
Dewey number
C813/.54
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.V356
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogrib Indians
  • Northwest Territories
  • Dogrib Indians
  • Northwest Territories
Label
Moccasin Square Gardens : short stories, Richard Van Camp
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aliens -- Super Indians -- Wheetago war I : lying in bed together -- Wheetago war II : summoners -- The promise -- Man babies -- I am filled with a trembling light -- Ehtsڲee/Grandpa -- Knock knock -- I have to trust
Control code
on1083218077
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781771622165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
Label
Moccasin Square Gardens : short stories, Richard Van Camp
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aliens -- Super Indians -- Wheetago war I : lying in bed together -- Wheetago war II : summoners -- The promise -- Man babies -- I am filled with a trembling light -- Ehtsڲee/Grandpa -- Knock knock -- I have to trust
Control code
on1083218077
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781771622165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait

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